Sophie Diao lives in San Francisco with her fiancé; they share an apartment with an anxious, scruffy dog with impossibly large brown eyes. By day she is an illustrator, animator, and art director for Google Doodles; by night she creates picture books, paints for animation studios, and draws for ad agencies. She is the illustrator of Sarah and the Big Wave, about the first woman to surf the big waves at Mavericks, and I Am The Wind, about the wind’s journey around the earth. She makes ceramics (planters and skulls) and cares deeply about the environment and vegan Chinese food. She is left-handed.